Walton Smith Consultants have recently been appointed as the Quantity Surveyors for the $31million extension to Mars Petcare factory in Bathurst. This is an extension to their existing dry kibble manufacturing facility.
MARS Bathurst is where brands such as PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, MY DOG®, DINE® and SCHMACKOS® are manufactured. MARS Australian business began when they commenced selling the MARS® bar here in 1954. Their first factory was built in 1967, and since then they have grown significantly. They now have six manufacturing sites across Australia, and employ more than 2,000 people.
From its humble beginnings in the Tacoma, Washington kitchen of Frank Mars, Mars, Incorporated has grown into a company of global scope with six business segments including Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience, generating annual revenues of $30 billion USD.